[arm-allstar] Google Drive backups and restores

NV6V nv6v at calaverasars.org
Sun Mar 31 09:44:01 EDT 2019

What a great feature...thanks, Doug!  It works fine!

Andy Thomas, NV6V

On 2019-03-25 20:42, "Doug Crompton via ARM-allstar" wrote:
> I have placed a howto at the hamvoip.org web page on setting up your 
> Google
> drive on your Allstar server. It is a relatively simple procedure. If 
> you
> already have a Google account it should take no more than a few minutes 
> to
> do. If you do not have a Google account you will need to establish one 
> to
> use this feature. Accounts are free and the free storage level is 15Gb
> including your email and other Goggle services. More space can be 
> purchased
> if necessary but the 15Gb should be adequate for the majority of users.
> Also two new scripts have been added in an update today. Use the admin 
> menu
> item 1 to update.
> google-backup.sh  and google-restore.sh
> google-backup.sh  will backup files that are described in
> /usr/local/etc/backup.conf, compress them in a tar file and upload them 
> to
> your Google drive.
> google-restore.sh will present a list in several ways where you can 
> select
> files to download from your Goggle drive.
> Both of these scripts and the gdrive commands are described in the 
> howto.
> Users can directly use the gdrive commands to upload and download files 
> but
> since the commands are not always conventional you must refer to the
> documentation and link in the howto.
> gdrive often reports errors about exceeding rates, etc. when issuing 
> manual
> commands. In these cases just "up arrow" and repeat the command as many
> times as it takes to complete. It usually takes no more than 2 or 3 
> times.
> This is hidden in the backup and restore scripts but you will see some
> delay at times for uploads and downloads.
> *73 Doug*
> *WA3DSP*
> *http://www.crompton.com/hamradio <http://www.crompton.com/hamradio>*
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